Health, Justice and Ageing Symposium
Thursday 21 March 2019, 1.30-5pm, UTS Aerial Function Centre, Sydney
As our population ages, the impact of older people’s vulnerability to poor health and unmet legal need increases. This vulnerability may arise from greater isolation or dependency on others due to existing gaps in service accessibility or effectiveness for older people, particularly for people who are hard to reach or experiencing complex need.
Health, legal and other services must be capable of identifying and meeting the needs of older people, to guard against these vulnerabilities and address them when they are identified.
‘Health, justice and ageing’ is a landmark national symposium providing a unique opportunity to explore the systemic drivers of vulnerability faced by older people and the innovations that are improving how we meet the needs of our ageing population. Discussion will explore some of the social and systemic factors that determine vulnerability among older people.